Lendl Simmons fifty came off 35 deliveries, including five boundaries and a couple of sixes, along with a strike 143 © Getty Images (FIle Photo)
Lendl Simmons’ fifty came off 35 deliveries, including five boundaries and a couple of sixes, along with a strike 143 © Getty Images (FIle Photo)

West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons scored his fifth half-century in Twenty20 International (T20I), against fellow former champions and hosts India, in the second semi-final of the ongoing ICC World T20 2016 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. His fifty came off 35 deliveries, including five boundaries and a couple of sixes, along with a strike 143. It was a good innings under pressure by him, and was again awarded a lifeline, after a no-ball from Jasprit Bumrah denied him from being out. Currently, West Indies are 138 for the loss of three wicket in 15 overs, with Lendl Simmons on 56 and Andre Russell on 12. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs West Indies, ICC World T20 2016, 2nd Semi-Final match at Mumbai

Earlier, West Indies skipper Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to bowl first, as India posted a challenging total of 192 for the loss of two wickets, courtesy of Virat Kohli’s brilliant knock of 89. Sammy made a couple of changes in the side, with Chris Gayle and Lendl Simmons coming in for Evin Lewis and Andre Fletcher, while Indian skipper MS Dhoni too made a couple of changes by bringing in Ajinkya Rahane and Manish Pandey for Shikhar Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: India vs West Indies, ICC World T20 2016, 2nd Semi-Final match at Mumbai

Riding high on their recent wins against Bangladesh and Australia, the Indian cricket team start as favourites for their T20 World Cup 2016 semi-final on Thursday night, against the West Indies. The second semi-final of the ongoing ICC World T20 2016 will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, and the India versus West Indies game can be expected to be a run fest. Since the pitch has been favourable heavily towards the batsmen, India’s Virat Kohli and West IndianChris Gayle will be the key players for both the teams as they look to qualify for the final of the tournament.